LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop later tonight, causing damage to flowers and plants that are left exposed to the cold. Be sure to bring in your potted plants before you go to bed, as lows drop into the lower to mid 20s...about 25 degrees for Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Look for 1 to 3" of snow for the Smokies by morning.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Sweetwater man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning at about 3 a.m. on I-75 near mile marker 75.
39-year-old Gregory Collette was traveling southbound in his 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe when he veered toward the left side of the roadway and into the median. He struck a guardrail, causing the vehicle to flip on its side. It slid on its side into a bridge embankment where it came to a rest.
The reporting officer indicated he thought drinking may have been involved.
Gregory was wearing a seatbelt.
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